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Public Library of Catasauqua: Catty library offers travel inspiration

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by The Press in Columns

In anticipation of spring’s fair days, the library has recently added a resource for those of you who like to “get away from it all” for a day’s outing, a weekend mini-vacation or more. A Gateways Inc. kiosk that displays dozens of free promotional brochures on travel destinations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey , New York and New England is now a permanent library fixture. It’s a cornucopia of getaway possibilities!

Gateways is currently working on providing us with even more brochures on Pennsylvania attractions. Meanwhile, check out the “Online Resources” section at, where you will find links to many Lehigh Valley attractions under “Museums and Cultural Attractions.”

Don’t forget to take a look at our new display on top of the biography shelving that features works on national parks and New England great getaway destinations. I can’t wait for spring and the opportunity to visit area attractions.

While we are on the subject of great getaways and library resources, I’d like to mention that also at “Online Resources” at, you will find Rosetta Stone, a foreign language tutorial program featuring all the major European and Asian languages, as well as Russian and some Middle Eastern languages — over two dozen in all. So, if you have foreign travel in your plans, log on to Rosetta Stone and learn a little of the language spoken at your travel destination. Just give us a call, and we will set you up with a passcode, and you will be good to go! Literally!


This evening, March 16, join us 6 p.m. for Hartzell Pharmacy’s presentation “Health Talks: Sleep Problems.” In this second of the “Health Talks” series, Hartzell’s again will offer blood pressure screenings. The library will provide healthy snacks.

And, last but not least, have a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day! “Erin Go Bragh” is the Anglicization of an Irish expression used to express allegiance to Ireland. It has been said that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Celebrate!

New Books

Fiction: “The Girl Before,” by J.P.Delaney; “Norse Mythology,” by Neil Gaiman; “Right Behind You,” by Lisa Gardner; “Bone Box,” by Faye Kellerman; “My Not So Perfect Life,” by Sophie Kinsella; “The Black Book,” by James Patterson and David Ellis; “Lincoln in the Bardo,” by George Saunders; “Dangerous Games,” by Danielle Steel.

Nonfiction: “This Life I Live,” by Rory Feek; “Big Agenda,” by David Horowitz; “The Undoing Project,” by Michael Lewis.

Children: “Love From the Very Hungry Caterpillar,” by Eric Carle; “Big Sisters Are the Best,” by Fran Manushkin; “A Giraffe and a Half,” by Shel Silverstein; “Brave Charlotte,” by Anu Stohner.

Young Adult Nonfiction: “Courage to Soar, A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance,” by Simone Biles, with Michelle Burford.